Hey folks we're back from vacation and ready to roll. I thought I would post one of my beach musings today but coming up in the next few days is something really exciting! I have several guest bloggers ready to weigh in and bless Soulfari readers (you know who you are), so stay tuned in!
*How we going?
"Different strokes for different folks, and so on and so on and scooby dooby dooby". - Sly and the Family Stone, Everyday People
I have a unique “gift”, one that usually produces the awesome side-effect of laughter. It may be the left over effect of my speech issues when I was younger. (Read more Jay History 101 here) or just part of my wacky personality, no matter, it’s a gift and I use it with pride. This gift has no official scientific name but let’s call it “Wordmixology”, the unusual pairing of words into new (and exciting) phrases. The normal pattern of this gift reveals itself when I greet people, often leaving them with puzzled looks on their face.
I like greeting those lonely toll collector peeps and on the way to North Carolina we visit many such oases of collection. Imagine the surprise of one such happy soul when a van load of Cookinghams rolls up to her booth and she hears a bright and cheery…
*How we going?
She cautiously handed me my change and wished us a nice day…her day was just picking up for sure. As we pulled away, my family was rolling with laughter and a new catch phrase was born, one that was repeated throughout our vacation.
Our trip to the Outer Banks was fantastic, with much laughter and grace. Right now I am writing this while looking at the ocean in the early morning sunlight. The word for today…perhaps three I think.
How we going?
This new phrase of mine…it fits. It’s a question right from the heart of the Father. “Are we OK?” “Is our relationship growing?” or quite simply…”How we going?” In my mind a wonderful thought arises…You make all things glorious. Indeed He has, the splendor and majesty of this place is glorious, soul quieting glorious. Yet all this beauty pales in comparison to being in right relationship with the Father. That is a glorious gift beyond measure.
So…have you heard the Father ask you “How we going?” lately?
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Romans 8:16-17 (KJV)
*Ed note: a mixture of How’s it going? and How we doing?